About the Center for Land-Based Learning:
The mission of the Center for Land-Based Learning is to inspire, educate, and cultivate future generations of farmers, agricultural leaders and natural resource stewards. We achieve this mission by providing experiential education programs for high school students (the SLEWS, Caring for our Watersheds, and FARMS Leadership Programs) and a beginning farmer training and development program (the California Farm Academy). These model programs provide hands-on experiences through which participants develop leadership skills and create connections to environmental, agricultural, and food system careers. Our programs span 27 California counties and reach over 2,000 people each year.
The Center for Land-Based Learning is seeking a full-time Veteran Coordinator. This position reports to the Apprenticeship Program Manager and is part of the Apprenticeship team. This person will also work closely with the California Farm Academy Program Director and CFA Program Managers.
The Veteran Coordinator will work to recruit, build relationships with, and support veterans as they train in agriculture through our various California Farm Academy programs. The ideal candidate will have a deep knowledge of military culture, experience and understanding of how to help veterans translate their military experience into work skills, and help them achieve their goals in agriculture. Currently, and at times in the future, the Veteran Coordinator will also support outreach for non-veterans. The position will be based out of the Center for Land-Based Learning’s office at 40140 Best Ranch Road, Woodland, CA. This is a hybrid position, and during the Covid-19 pandemic, this position will be able to work remotely some days of the week. Some travel and overnight stays, and weekend work will occasionally be required.
The Veteran Coordinator should have a strong interest and passion for serving and assisting military veterans. This person will need to have strong people skills, a high emotional intelligence quotient, and an ability to read people. Most importantly, this person will be passionate about helping veterans achieve their goals and get on a career path in agriculture that is right for them. They must also have a strong interest and commitment to education and different types and scales of agriculture. The Vet Coordinator must be self-motivated, proactive, and capable of working effectively both alone and with a larger team.
Hours, Benefits, and Compensation:
The Veteran Coordinator is a full-time, hourly position. The hourly wage range is $22-24.50 per hour, and include medical and dental benefits; vacation, sick and holidays.
Priority review of applications will begin immediately. The deadline for applications is October 1, 2021. Send cover letter and resume in to:
Marisa Alcorta, Apprenticeship Program Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Center for Land-Based Learning provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.